Rights offering detail :
Leftovers: 100 extraordinary treasures one dutiful daughter saved from the dumpster
June 2, 2018
Author:
Astrid Ronning
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
How many times have you heard people.complain about clearing a loved one's home of their possessions? It's not a pleasant task, to.be sure, but this is the first book which takes a dreaded task and turns it into a something positive: a Treasure Hunt.

Author Astrid Ronning had been no different that most of us when she visited her aging parents in Massachusetts from her home in the U.K.and looked at the vast amount of "stuff" which seemed to fill every inch of space available in their 4200 sq ft fieldstone. But she'd long since given up asking them to do a bit of healthy downsizing. Now in their nineties, her parents insisted their home was cozy; never mind there were 26 lamps in the living room alone. So Astrid waited. And worried. Abd loved them both beyond measure. She just didn't delight in the fact that their multiples had multiples.
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Time passed, as it does, and finally caught up with them. Astrid lost her father, Odd Knut Ronning, who had been a spy in WWII and would.become a brilliant engjneer, in 2014 at the age of 96 and her mother Peg Lynch (the first woman to create, write, star in and own her own sitcom, a hilarious show entitled."Ethel and Albert", which stayed at the top of the ratings on radio then television for decades) at 98 a year later. And Astrid, of course, reported for duty as she always knew she would. This was her job to do so with shovel in hand and a dumpster lying in wait in the driveway, she walked in, started digging and stopped almost immediately to begin examining what had been hidden behind the Tupperware. And what she found was buried treasure. Along with her mother's vast archive of old-time radio and early television history so extraordinary it should have been in a museum - including 84 30-minute episodes of "Ethel & Albert" thought lost forever (a nearly miraculous find which will enable Astrid to reintroduce one of America's best sitcoms to the world) were priceless antiques, love letters, shocking family "secrets" now revealed, heartbreaking telegrams whose messages changed lives forever and numerous hilarious items as well - one funnier than the next. Readers will surely laugh one minute, perhaps shed a tear after turning the page and be transfixed throughoubdenext many, many weeks until the rooms of Peg and Odd's house were empty so varied the reader will laugh one minute and shed a tear the next but will remain transfixed throughou.

It took Astrid Imany, many weeks until the rooms in the house where Peg and Odd' had lived for 42 of the 65 years they were married were empty. The dumpster was filled but Astrid eded to
spending more time finding ideal homes for countless items she knew would be appreciated by the recipients. And all along the way, Astrid chose cne hundred of the most extraordinary items ashe found along the way. If they have one thing in common it's that she was surprised by each one. Now, readers will experienceyythat same feeling as they look at the beautiful photographs and read Astrid's unforgettable descriptions. The end result will be a coffee table book guaranteed to be ?
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nd grateful. I'm the end of dry Ronning never dreamed clearing her parents' home would change her life in a positive way forever. Readers will be equally enthralled. And should the day come when they too are faced with the task no one liooks forward to they may no longer look at the things as junk their loved one couldn't take with them but as priceless introductions to ancestors long gone who were previously nothing more than faces in antique photographs but will come to life before your eyes do even most surprising, however, is what you'll that, like Astrid, you'll emerge from the experience exhausted yet exhilarated with a much deeper understanding of people.you were certain you couldn’t possible get to know any better but did in ways it impossible to get to know any better. This’d is jand jMoto get to know people.ehoneere lrecooejkh kbjjink llwill no longer see it as ridding the world of a bunch of old junk people were unable to take with them but rather searching for treasures which will enable them to get to.know their loved ones in as gueven more about fhefforward to, they

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Mama was a major television star. Daddy was a war hero who was once voted the handsomest husband in New York. Neither one threw a thing away. Nor did their ancestors. Or their ancestors' ancestors. Everything anyone deemed worthy of saving has been stuffed into the home where Peg Lynch and Odd Knut Ronning spent the last 40 years of their 62-year marriage. Suddenly, both die and it's all hers – 4200 sq. ft. of other people's stuff. What's a dutiful daughter to do? She grabs a shovel, starts digging and discovers she hasn't inherited stuff after all. She's inherited buried treasure. Astrid Ronning King takes the reader along on her life-changing journey as she unearths 100 unexpected treasures very different in nature that are in turn fascinating, rare, hilarious, historical, romantic, shocking and, most of all, unforgettab arelaway
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Rights available:
International rights are available. Television rights also available for nearly 100 episodes of “Ethel and Albert” (see 'Other Information').
Rights sold:
N/A
Other Information:
Astrid King is the daughter of Peg Lynch, the first woman to create, write, star in and own her own sitcom. She created ETHEL AND ALBERT in 1936 and in 1944, took her already-popular show to New York, where she hoped to find a major network who would broadcast it nationally. NBC said they would take it to the top but insisted on buying it from her and Peg Lynch rewrote the rules for women working in the entertainment industry by saying NO. She wanted to keep what she created. CBS didn't care who owned it so when ETHEL AND ALBERT became an overnight success, first on radio then on TV, Peg Lynch was calling the shots.

The show became a major hit (eventually airing right before “I Love Lucy” on the same network) and Peg Lynch became a huge star until 1956 when, after 1300 radio episodes and 168 television episodes were broadcast, ETHEL AND ALBERT (which starred, in addition to Peg, Alan Bunce and Margaret Hamilton) went off the air because Peg didn't want to raise Astrid in Hollywood, where the network was moving production. The only reason future generations didn't grow up watching reruns of the show is because Peg didn't think of syndicating the episodes. In fact, people assumed copies of the show no longer even existed.

But guess what Astrid found while clearing her parents' home after her father died in 2014 at 96 and her mother followed a year later at 98? Leftover #44 - Nearly 100 kinescopes containing an equal number of ETHEL AND ALBERT episodes on them which haven't been seen since they appeared on network television in the mid-fifties. A find like this is miraculous. Kinescopes were typically thrown away or disintegrated over time but somehow, all of Peg's survived nicely in a closet in Becket, Massachusetts. These hilarious episodes - each one a study in comedic genius – simply need to be modernized and they'll be ready to share. The major publicity which will accompany this find will also promote the book(s).

In addition, Peg Lynch left behind a massive archive of items from her radio and television career as well as thousands of letters and stories about her experiences which she wrote down or recorded – many of them involving the most famous people in the world. All of this combines to provide people with an "as it happened” walk back in time to the days of early television. A vast marketing plan surrounding Peg Lynch is already underway on social media.
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